Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Simple Gradient

Hi everyone,
So today's design is something I've been wanting to do for such a long time, but have only just got round to trying out. I really like the look of gradients with a layer of glitter on top, so I decided to have a go at doing one myself.
Here's what I came up with:


I used Max Factor Mini Cool Jade, Maybelline Color Show Urban Turquoise, Fingr's Heart 2 Art The Boys in Blue and Technic Treasure Chest (Gold glitter)


My gradient is far from perfect, I think I need to practice a lot more, but I really like this combination.




























Here is a closer look:




Overall I really like the simplicity of this, it shows off the gradient really well, and the glitter in the nail polish are the perfect size! I think I'm definitely going to try this again, but with a different colour combination.

What colour combinations would you like to see for this design?
Do you like this design?
Let me know what you think
Jayna
:)

28 comments:

  1. The colours you picked look amazing! I love the fade from light green to darker green and bright blue :) Maybe you could do a gradient with purple? Haha I recently just bought purple polishes myself to try some gradients with so that's why my mind instantly thinks of purple :)

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    1. Thank you Robin! Ooh that sounds like a good idea - purple is my favourite colour so I'll definitely have to give it a try! What purple nail polishes did you buy? :)

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    2. I got an "ombre pack" from Guylond a few weeks ago (you can see these in my Nimbus nails post), then I got an unnamed purple polish from a local store and also "Berry Potter and Plumbledore" from Catrice - honestly, when I find a polish with a name like that it's impossible to not buy it right! ;)

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    3. Ooh I've been wanted to buy an ombre pack for a while now! Oh yeah I really liked the Nimbus nails you did! Berry Potter and Plumbledore is such a great name for a nail polish - if I'd seen it I would definitely have bought it too! :)

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  2. Simple but beautiful:)
    Great color combo:)

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  3. That's a lovely gradient! The glitter on top looks nice too.

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  4. Looks beautiful and I think you did the gradient very well, good choice of colours too!

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  5. Damn this combo is just heaven! Love love love!

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  6. Ich glaube, das muss ich dir mal nachmachen!:)

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  7. I think it came out great!! Mine usually end up all bubbly. >_>

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    1. Thank you Lizzy! I hate when they come out bubbly, it's so annoying! :)

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  8. I think this looks great, I love your gradient colours and it all looks very smooth! The glitter sets it off beautifully! :) xx

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  9. I love these - the three colours blend so well! And glitter on top of gradient is always great :D I love all your work!

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  10. Love the colours you used! My gradients always come out a bit blotchy so I think I'm going to try using a make up sponge to blend it together in future.

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, makeup sponges are pretty good for gradients! :)

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  11. lovely color combo. reminds me of peacock feathers ;)

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    1. Thank you! I see what you mean about the peacock feathers! :)

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  12. I think you did a great job! I especially like the Technic Treasure Chest gold glitter, it seems to fit so well with the blues! I'd love to see a pink/coral gradient with silver glitter, I think that would look so pretty :D x

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    1. Thank you Emily! Yeah, treasure chest is a great glitter! Ooh, I think I'll definitely have to try that combination out - it's actually one I was thinking about doing too! :)

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  13. I really love this manicure!
    Your nails look great :)

    Xx julia

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